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EU's Juncker: English language 'losing importance

Organizers say he is expected to speak in English. May hopes to be able to establish the UK's future trade relationship with the European Union during talks, but Brussels has said this is not its priority at the negotiating table. Another key aim is to keep people and goods moving smoothly across the border between Northern Ireland, which is part of the United Kingdom, and European Union member Ireland.

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Family with 2 young children booted from Delta flight

It was not clear if the person was a Delta employee, a security officer or somebody else, but the person threatened Schear after he refused to leave the vacant seat. The Schears said they explained the situation to the ticket agent at the gate, and the agent allowed the family to sit together. "For kids under the age of two, we recommend you purchase a seat on the aircraft and use an approved child safety seat", the company says on its website .

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North Korea claims US 'biochemical' plot to kill Kim Jong Un

Supporters said the legislation was meant to send a strong message to North Korea, amid global concern over the escalation of its nuclear program. Its accuracy not be immediately verified by USA TODAY . Any new US sanctions against North Korea would likely affect China , the North's most important trade partner. North Korea repeatedly denied any involvement in Kim's death.

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Obamacare Replace: What the Senate Should Fix

And provisions that were tucked into the House repeal bill, the American Health Care Act, were embraced by conservatives but dismissed by moderate GOP lawmakers in the Senate. The GOP bill - titled the American Health Care Act - is headed to Senate. It also raises the political stakes on the Republicans' two most vulnerable senators, Dean Heller of Nevada and Jeff Flake of Arizona.

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Over $21 billion illicit financial outflows from India in 2014

While inflows were estimated to be in the 1.4-2.5 trillion dollar range. Illicit financial flows continue to be a massive problem. While it is hard to fathom such a large amount, the GFI, in its report entitled "Illicit Financial Flows to and from Developing Countries: 2005-2014", states that the amount is about 8-12% of the country's total trade value for the same period.

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Always Dreaming wins 2017 Kentucky Derby

Gallant Fox (1930), Omaha (1935), War Admiral (1937), Whirlaway (1941), Count Fleet (1943), Assault (1946) and Citation (1948) all claimed the sport of kings' top prize. The second and third finishers were more of a surprise than the Kentucky-bred victor. Pletcher, who has two other horses racing Saturday, praised Patch for his professionalism and determination when he runs, despite his visual impairment.

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Analyst Research Roundup: TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation (AMTD), Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISCK)

Majedie Asset Management Ltd now owns 177,440 shares of the financial services provider's stock valued at $6,253,000 after buying an additional 43,264 shares in the last quarter. The performance week for TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation is at -0.61% while the performance month is at -0.02%. (NASDAQ:AMTD). Korea invested in 744,083 shares or 0.16% of the stock.

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White House Takes 'Political' Credit for Infosys Hiring 10000 Americans

In filling these jobs , Infosys will hire experienced technology professionals and recent graduates from major universities, and local and community colleges, to create the talent pools for the future. For the same amount, it can hire four software engineers in India for its offshore development work, he said. Infosys seems to have taken this extreme step on account of being labelled as "one of several serial abusers of the H-1B system" during the briefing of the "Buy American, Hire ...

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Warren Buffett talks about Wells Fargo and IBM

Buffett started his career as a stock picker and much of the success of Berkshire has come from the company's investments in United States equities. "The 3G people do it very fast, and they're very good at making a business productive with fewer people", he said. His stake was worth an estimated $13.5 billion at the end of 2016.

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Le Pen copied speech by Fillon

Confrontations between young protesters in balaclavas and riot police at the May Day protest in Paris have injured two members of law enforcement, police said. The comment was a reference to Macron's time as economy minister under the unpopular Socialist President Francois Hollande. A National Front spokesperson spun the repetition by deeming it a "nod" to her fallen rival while saying it also "shows she is not sectarian".

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Slum pope/billionaire: Francis to meet with President Trump

Brushing aside the complexities of a decades-old conflict that has bedevilled successive USA leaders, Mr Trump told Mr Abbas that together with the Israelis, they could bag "the toughest deal to make". The trip itinerary breaks a tradition going back to Ronald Reagan for USA presidents to make their first foreign visit to a neighboring country, either Canada or Mexico.

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Lawmakers warn airlines about mistreatment of passengers

With his tail tucked firmly between his legs, United Airlines chief executive Oscar Munoz said all the right things during a high-pressure appearance before the House Transportation Committee on Tuesday. Consumer anger at cost-cutting by airlines boiled over when David Dao, 69, was violently dragged from a United flight at a Chicago airport on April 9 to make room for crew members.

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Thousands of people fill arena to hear from Warren Buffett

More than 30,000 people came to Omaha to hear Buffett and Berkshire Vice Chairman Charlie Munger talk. He's in his final year of a wager with Ted Seides, managing partner for Hidden Brook Investments LLC, on whether an investor putting money in a low-priced fund tracking the S&P 500 index of stocks would see more gains than the returns of five funds of hedge funds over a decade.

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India's Supreme Court Upholds Death Sentences Over 2012 Gang Rape

The six-man had raped a 23-year old medical student in moving bus in Delhi. The woman, who was violated with an iron bar, suffered such severe internal injuries that some of her organs had to be removed. AP Singh, a lawyer representing three of the condemned men, said justice had not been done. Failing that, only presidential clemency would halt the executions.

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Canada throws Twitter shade at Trump over trade dispute

In a readout of the same phone conversation earlier on Tuesday, Canada's Prime Minister's office said that Trudeau refuted Trump's accusations against Ottawa over its alleged harmful softwood lumber trade practices. Ross alleged that Canada was subsidizing its lumber companies to allow them to sell the product into the U.S. market at low prices. Ross, however, also assured reporters that this decision would not affect the home prices in the U.S., adding that there are a lot of other more ...

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Claims about Donald Trump's tax plan don't hold up

That amounts to 14.1 percent of the annual income of a typical household in that rarefied group. Without it, he would have paid just $5.5 million, according to a leaked copy of that year's return. But Douglas Holtz-Eakin, president of the American Action Forum and a former Congressional Budget Office Director between 2003-2005 under George W.

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Lawyer Representing David Dao Now Working With Woman in American Airlines Incident

The bipartisan group of senators seeking answers after a passenger was forcibly dragged from a United Airlines flight now say the airline is dragging its feet. As subsequent reports have indicated, the flight crew recognized early on that there was an overbooking issue which would require four passengers to give up their seats.

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Puerto Rico vs Detroit: What's different?

Puerto Rico's decision to use a US court to escape from its debts cast few ripples in the state and local bond market, where prices rose Wednesday. The prices of Puerto Rico's major bonds were little changed after the announcement. In its filing, Puerto Rico's federal oversight board expressed optimism about the legal wrangling to come. Puerto Rico has defaulted on $1.3 billion in principal payments since August 2015, roughly a month after the previous governor declared that the island's ...

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Made-in-China midsize passenger plane C919 finally takes off

Crew members of the C919, China's first homegrown large passenger plane, wave at spectators in Shanghai on Friday after the plane completed its first test flight. Friday's maiden flight will be a key milestone for the C919, which has been plagued by delays. The safety certification of the new plane - which state media says will have a catalog price tag of around $50 million, less than half that of a Boeing 737 or Airbus A320 - could be among the biggest issues for the C919 internationally.

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'Baahubali 2' surpasses the all time collections of 'Baahubali'

Reportedly, the collections were Rs 303 Cr within 3days of release while the 5 Day collections cross Rs 500 Cr Globally. Grossing Rs 100 crore seemed to be a great achievement for Indian films, but with the release of Baahubali , the box-office business took a complete turn-around.

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Federal Reserve: US economic slowdown temporary

The Fed has raised rates three times since the financial crisis - with the most recent increase announced in March. The Fed policymakers said they expect "economic conditions to evolve in a manner that will warrant" gradual increases in their official interest rate, the federal funds rate.

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USA airlines face customer service warning

The policy arm of the nonprofit Consumer Reports called on Congress to enact a "consistent, uniform, comprehensive, clearly written set of passenger rights for USA airlines". The episode, captured on cellphone video that went viral, touched off global debate about customer service, boarding, and baggage policies. It is not who we are.

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'I blew it': Warren Buffett laments missing out on Google

The chance to hear Buffett and Berkshire Vice Chairman Charlie Munger field questions for more than five hours is again expected to attract more than 30,000 people to Omaha, Nebraska, on Saturday. Buffett bought into IBM when its stock was near an all- time high, but it's been in decline since then as Amazon and Microsoft have dominated the cloud.

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Cristiano Ronaldo undervalued in Portugal - Fernando Santos

Madrid will advance even with a two-goal loss in next week's second leg at Vicente Calderon Stadium. Consider this declaration I wrote in 2012: "He is, simply, the best soccer player of all time ". Star player Cristiano Ronaldo has also been backed by Zidane to bag another major trophy of his own this season, following his hat-trick performance at the Bernabeu.

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Here's the real loser in the GOP health-care reform plan

House of Representatives plans to turn to tax reform in earnest, after concluding a lengthy healthcare debate this week with a vote to repeal and replace Obamacare. They've also been the target of angry protests and pressure tactics from supporters of Obamacare. With no support from Democrats, Republicans could have afforded only 22 defections if they wanted to advance their health care plan to the Senate.

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Investor Targeted Stock: The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (SMG)

About 1.02M shares traded or 184.02% up from the average. It has outperformed by 8.66% the S&P500.The move comes after 7 months negative chart setup for the $5.52B company. Since December 13, 2016, it had 0 buys, and 4 selling transactions for $5.61 million activity. 226.65 million shares or 1.48% more from 223.34 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported.

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NRG Energy, Inc. (NRG) Technical Resistance and Key Price Levels to Watch

A number of large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. (NYSE:T). Keating Invest Counselors Inc accumulated 55,304 shares. If you are accessing this piece on another publication, it was illegally copied and republished in violation of United States & global copyright and trademark law.

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Among Major Cities, Chicago Ranks Worst In Home Value Recovery

For the D.C. Metro area, only 19.4 percent of homes have recovered to their pre-recession peak values. According to the report, which studied the nations's 100 largest metros, Chicago's most recent median home value, as determined in March by Trulia , is $225,051-nearly $50,000 lower than its peak prior to the economic nosedive, $274,092.

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'Breaking point': Puerto Rico files for historic $70bn bankruptcy

Ricardo Rossello said Wednesday that federal courts would help protect the US territory from its more than $70-billion debt crisis, after multiple creditors filed lawsuits trying to recuperate millions of dollars invested in government bonds.

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China's first large passenger jet takes to sky

With the flight, the official Xinhua News Agency said China had become "one of the world's top makers of jumbo aircraft", the fourth large jet producer after the US, Europe and Russian Federation. Shaking the dominance of giants Boeing and Airbus in the near future is unrealistic, observers say, but the Chinese jetliner could be a strong option for global carriers in decades to come.

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Oil Prices Turn Corner After WTI Dips Below $45

The cuts in production resulted in a significant rally in oil prices, with Brent trading as high as $56 per barrel in February. The July contract was down 82 cents on the day at $49.97 by 1252 GMT, while U.S. But many investors worry those efforts have been scuppered by rising shale production in the USA and falling demand in countries like China. "Under the current output cut, the shale oil producers pumped more oil and this hasn't helped the oil glut", he said.

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United Airlines: Will make customer satisfaction now a priority

Future decisions on the appointment of a new chairman will be at the discretion of the board, says United. "The board also believes that an independent chairman of the board can effectively manage the relationship between the board and the chief executive officer", the company said in the filing.

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Google Warns Users Of Sophisticated Phishing Attack Via Google Docs

Since this is how Google usually sends a mail when a folder is shared with someone, so it looks real and thus gets people to click on it. If you are one of the users who did click the link, Mashable suggests doing the following: If you did happen to click on the malicious link and allowed attackers into your account, you can revoke that access relatively easily.

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Copy-Scam Alert: Google Docs phishing emails

Why this matters: Phishing attacks are a fact of life on the web, but the Google Doc scam this week was particularly sophisticated. Gmail users have reported they received malicious mails with links to Google Docs shared by their contacts.

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Baahubali 2 Is A Knockout Blockbuster. Can It Make 1000 Crore?

Now, Baahubali 2, releasing on April 28, has broken the myth of sorts. Bahubali 2 was premiered in 3,000+ screens around the world on Thursday, May 4, and it set a new record, by grossing Rs 50 crore in paid previews. With Monday (May 1) being holiday, the Prabhas and Rana Daggubati-starrer held rock-steady at the ticket counters. That puts it ahead of director S.S.


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